Your emotions – all of them – are the motivation for everything you think and every action you take.

Understanding your emotions and knowing how to work with them will improve every part of your life!

Welcome to EmotionDynamics.org, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone!

The Emotion Dynamics foundation is based on the work of award-winning author and pioneering researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., whose grand unified theory of emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways to self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. This work also encompasses McLaren’s groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes all of the processes in healthy empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable.

Your emotions and your empathy are vital to your ability to think, to feel, to learn, to experience the world, to communicate, and to love -- and you can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your empathy at any stage of your life.

Emotion Dynamics Training and Consultation Programs

Dynamic Emotional Integration®

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge training program and consultation process to help you develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices. DEI trainings, presentations, and individual consultations are offered by licensed DEI professionals in the United States and internationally.

The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

The Art of Empathy

A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill, by Karla McLaren, M.Ed. This month’s Great Read is an in-depth exploration of empathy — what it is, how it works, how it develops, and how... Read More

Welcome to Emotion Dynamics!

We’re starting a monthly series to share videos from our YouTube page that can help you explore emotions and empathy through the Dynamic Emotional Integration framework.    In this video, author and social... Read More

Befriending Shame

Harness the Power of Your Healthy Conscience Starts Monday, March 2nd  4-week online course $145   Understanding shame and knowing how to work with it can improve every area of your life! In... Read More

A better way to look at fear

In our Facebook group, The Language of Emotions and Empathy, we search for memes and posts that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we’ve started creating our... Read More